Kritinia

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Kritinia

Kritinia (Κρητηνία) located in the southern part of the island, at a distance of about 50 km from the capital city of Rhodes. It is a small picturesque village (pop. 650) with lovely sea views and a little harbor, Kamiros skala, at 4 km that connects with the island of Halki. Here at this charming place, the authentic Greek islands feel emerges. Surrounded by the beautiful landscape you will really enjoy your visit.

The local economy is based in farming as Kritinia along with Embona and Mandriko, are the most productive agricultural areas of the island.

The main attraction is the medieval Castle of Kritinia, located just outside the village, stands proudly overlooking out across the bay atop a pine clad hill. In the nearby small monastery of St. Ioannis you view paintings dating back in the 16th century. There also some small secluded beaches like Kalami and Paliochora, a good choice if you want to avoid the crowd ones but keep in mind that this part of the island can be particularly windy.

In the centre of the village there are a couple traditional cafes (kafenia) and taverns which offer the best view to the visitors. Skala Kamirou is located in a short distance from here where it offers direct access to the nearby picturesque Chalki Island.

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